Kanton Uri

Canton of Uri

It's worthwhile to invest, work and live with us: Uri is small yet streamlined and is full of opportunities. Get a taste of our creative power, faith in the future, joie de vivre, and team spirit.

The business location Uri offers a secure future. Here – in the home of national hero William Tell – prudent investors and innovative entrepreneurs alike find loyal, highly motivated employees and a business-friendly government. Uri has room for business ideas. For instance, the Werkmatt Uri grounds next to the Altdorf train station offers 120,000 m² of space available for purchase.

In terms of cost environment, Uri beats many other cantons: For several years, a flat-rate tax and the lowest dividend taxation in Switzerland have made Uri an attractive tax environment for individuals and corporate bodies. For more than five years, the Gotthard canton has also been moving towards first place in Switzerland in terms of disposable household income and the financial attractiveness of its residential offers.

Are you curious about Uri, which has been right beside the shortest route through the Alps since even before the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel? We look forward to getting in touch with you.

Uri-Story #2: From Oslo to Altdorf. Source: Canton Uri.


  • Predominant industries
    Knowledge-based services, Precision engineering; respectively polymer technologies, Energy technology & Cleantech, Alpine technology, Alpine tourism, Traffic and security technology
  • Flagship companies
    Datwyler Group, Andermatt Swiss Alps, Gipo AG, Sisag, Elektrizitätswerk Altdorf (EWA), Crayon Schweiz AG
  • Recent additions
    Swiss Wood Solutions, essendi IT, Aquatec Machining AG


As an active member of the GZA, we can position Uri even more strongly as the first German-speaking location on the European south-north transit axis and make use of Zurich's international reputation.
Urban Camenzind
Urban Camenzind - Head of the Department of Economic Affairs of the Canton of Uri

Industrial Site Werkmatt: Your space for success

Industrial Site Werkmatt: Your space for success

Your space for success: 1,300,000ft2 industrial land available with direct access to the European north-south axis

Werkmatt Uri

Alpine technology location around Uri

Alpine technology location around Uri

With 37 cable cars and seven ski areas per 37,000 inhabitants, this is a mountain paradise.

Alpin technology Uri

Cantonal railway station in Altdorf

Cantonal railway station in Altdorf

A project with a great impact on the entire region. The new cantonal railway station in Altdorf gives the canton of Uri additional attractiveness.

Cantonal rail station canton Uri

More public partners

More public partners

The Greater Zurich Area Foundation and the operational Greater Zurich Area Ltd. (GZA) are supported by 11 public partners. This anchors the organization in the regional business spheres within the economic area from which settling companies benefit.

Public Private Partnerships Overview

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  • Introduction to key contacts in industry, academia, and government
  • Advice on regulatory framework, taxes, labor, market, and setting up a company
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